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Mark Shields: Electoral College excludes most states; time to replace it

Saturday, March 28, 2015
In the cliffhanger presidential election of 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford
 

New Yorkers paying too much for Internet

Saturday, March 28, 2015
*New Yorkers paying too much for Internet
*More money for kids; fire victim was vilified
*Racist label is just another distraction
*No justification for prejudice by anyone
*Obamacare will not survive challenges
 

E.J. Dionne: So far, underdog Ted Cruz making all the right moves

Friday, March 27, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination
 

Republican senators will be proven correct

Friday, March 27, 2015
*Republican senators will be proven correct
*Negative experiences on CDTA Star system
*Grand jury system is in need of reform
*Brownfields program requires incentives
*Green energy is worthy investment
 

Obama, not GOP, is real traitor to U.S.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
*Obama, not GOP, is real traitor to U.S.
*Anti-smoking groups back tobacco sale ban
*State needs to fully fund public schools
*No new taxes to fund state health exchange
 

Susan Estrich: No excusing wage gap for female nurses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
I never quite understood what “nursing” really meant
 

Froma Harrop: Utilities, fossil fuel interests trying to cloud solar’s future

Thursday, March 26, 2015
On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun.
 

Separate school aid, teacher evaluation reform

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Lawmakers, governor should deal with two education issues independently
 

Affordable broadband helps all New Yorkers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
*Affordable broadband helps all New Yorkers
*Obama hasn’t been good for the country
*Voters deserve the government they pick
*Winter proof climate change is not settled
*Turn mall into multi-season destination
*Think of Don Weeks with a smile
 

Joe Conason: Look past rhetoric for true moral measure of Rand Paul

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Expecting morally serious debate from any would-be Republican presidential contender is like waiting for a check from a deadbeat
 

Be prepared for dangers or don't go

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Unprepared hikers put themselves, rescuers at risk
 

Charles Krauthammer: Regional instability is key impediment to Mideast peace

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory
 

Teachers’ invitation to governor still open

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
*Teachers’ invitation to governor still open
*Racist GOP owed Obama more respect
*Paper let writer make anti-Semitic remark
*Obama backers are real America haters
*Union didn’t deserve same play as hoops
*High taxes, declining values not good sign
*Barber photographs example of real talent
*Music is alive and well in city schools
*Impressed by Sch’dy police officer’s action
*Don’t waste taxpayer money on broadband
 

Revisit state Brownfields program

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Program needs reform, but needs to keep development incentives
 

Find ways to reduce 4-year college costs

Monday, March 23, 2015
*Find ways to reduce 4-year college costs
*Failing-school figures don't tell whole story
*ZIP code change had effect on insurance
*GE researchers need in-depth knowledge
 
 

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